Gartner Forecasts Security and Risk Management Spending in Australia to Grow 8% in 2021 – Digitalmunition

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Gartner Forecasts Security and Risk Management Spending in Australia to Grow 8% in 2021

SYDNEY, Australia, March 22, 2021 — Australian organisations will spend more than A$4.9 billion on enterprise information security and risk management products and services in 2021, an increase of 8% from 2020, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc.Gartner analysts showed how security and risk management leaders can advance their IT security and risk strategy at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit APAC, taking place virtually this week. Recent high profile cyberattacks such as the SolarWinds hack, impending legislative changes in the form of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020, and regulatory obligations are keeping security and risk top of mind for Australian organisations, according to Richard Addiscott, senior research director at Gartner.“Many of the conversations we’re having with government and private sector clients in Australia revolve around the Essential Eight, varying State Government cybersecurity frameworks, and regulatory instruments such as APRA’s Prudential Standard CPS 234. Organisations are being directed to implement these strategies to mitigate cybersecurity incidents,” said Mr. Addiscott.“However, the road to full implementation is not an easy path, and nor should it be seen as a cybersecurity panacea. Rather than adopting a compliance-centric posture, organisations need to adopt a risk-based approach to security, protecting the organisation from the most critical threats while focusing on business outcomes.”In the Gartner 2021 CIO Agenda Survey, cybersecurity was the no. 2 priority for new spending, with 67% of Australia and New Zealand respondents increasing investment in cyber/information security, second only to business intelligence and data analytics (73%).Security services including consulting, hardware support implementation and outsourcing services represent the biggest category of information security spending by Australian organisations. The smallest but fastest growing area for investment is cloud security, forecast to total $20 million this year (see Table 1).Gartner clients can read more in the report “Forecast: Information Security and Risk Management, Worldwide, 2018-2024, 4Q20 Update.”  About Gartner Security & Risk Management SummitsThe Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2021 brings together security, risk and identity and access management (IAM) decision makers looking to adapt and evolve their organisation through disruption and uncertainty, navigate risks and prioritise investments. Follow news coming from the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit on the Gartner Newsroom and on Twitter using #GartnerSEC.Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit include:September 13-15 in LondonSeptember 20-22 in Orlando, FLOctober 6-8 in Tokyo About the Gartner Information Technology PracticeThe Gartner IT practice provides CIOs and IT leaders with the insights and tools to drive the organisation through digital transformation to lead business growth. Additional information is available at Follow news and updates from the Gartner IT practice on Twitter and LinkedIn using #GartnerIT. About GartnerGartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow.Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and an objective resource for more than 14,000 organisations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and organisation size.To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit
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